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Local Education Spotlight — CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

| March 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

Students attending Coconino Community College for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed into law. CCC will be awarding at least $552,365 in financial aid grants to students. The awards will likely range from $100 to $500 depending on the number of applicants. 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to continue helping students achieve their education during the pandemic through grants and specialized attention,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “Through generous help from others, CCC has money to help students go to college, so I encourage you to gear up for summer and fall semester and get started on your future. CCC has both in-person and virtual classes in the schedule.”

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Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

| March 9, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — FUSD Return to School Plan Update and Governor EO 2021-04. See more local education news here

Executive Order 2021-04 issued by Governor Ducey on Wednesday, March 4, 2021, requires all Arizona schools to return to in-person instruction after their scheduled spring break.  This order aligns with the decisions and timelines made by the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) Governing Board last month to begin our phased return to in-person learning on March 22, 2021.  To comply with the executive order, the FUSD will modify the grade bands returning during the week of March 22 to include all elementary students in grades PK-5.   

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s ‘Creativity Calling’ bringing youth, families together

| March 9, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s ‘Creativity Calling’ bringing youth, families together

Our circle is open! Our “Creativity Calling” gathering this month was powerful! We had four youth age 5-21 express themselves at this month’s Creativity Calling. Our youngest “express-er” was only five years old. She shared a pillow she had sewed with her personal sewing machine. She also shared she was learning to read and shared a book with us. …

We expressed gratitude that whether in Flagstaff, Hopi, or New Mexico, we were grateful we found a connection that we didn’t fully realize we were seeking.

We hope you and the youth you live or work with will join our next circle on April 4th!

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announces 2021 Spelling BEE Winner. See more local education news here

| March 2, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announces 2021 Spelling BEE Winner. See more local education news here

Cheryl Mango-Paget, County Superintendent of Schools, would like to announce Coconino County’s 2021 Spelling BEE winner is Mae Ann Bradford from Basis.ed.

She was determined the winner after 2 tiebreakers were completed. Congratulations Mae Ann on winning the 2021 County Spelling Bee! You should be incredibly proud knowing your efforts and skills paid off and contributed to your recent achievement. Mae Ann will receive $250 from the Flagstaff Rotary Club and will move on to compete in the March State Spelling Bee.

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Connection Spotlight — Students, families, community benefit with CCC&Y partnership with the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA)

| March 2, 2021
Connection Spotlight — Students, families, community benefit with CCC&Y partnership with the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA)

From providing professional development training to educators, to informing parents and education advocates about policy and legislative reforms, the political process, school improvement efforts, and local events around education — students, families and the community have benefited from the long term partnership between CCC&Y and the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA).

The Coalition has provided a variety ongoing professional development in recent years including Trauma Informed Care training for educators at the Flagstaff Unified School District and other districts throughout Coconino County.

FUSD reported that more than 1,500 professionals were in attendance for virtual webinar presented in 2020 by CCC&Y.

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Local Education Spotlight — Arizona Board of Regents announces José Luis Cruz as Northern Arizona University presidential finalist. See more local education news here

| February 23, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Arizona Board of Regents announces José Luis Cruz as Northern Arizona University presidential finalist. See more local education news here

The Arizona Board of Regents announced today that José Luis Cruz is the finalist for the position of the 17th president of Northern Arizona University.

“Dr. Cruz has an extraordinary record of academic leadership, and I am confident he is the right leader to build on NAU’s success and ensure a bold and boundless future for this beloved and historic university,” said ABOR Chair Larry E. Penley. “He is a proven innovator in higher education who keenly understands the enormous opportunities that NAU offers as well as the challenges facing higher education. His unsurpassed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, coupled with a long track record as a leading national advocate to improve educational outcomes for all students—especially those who have historically been underserved—will serve Arizona and NAU well. I am personally honored that he has accepted the opportunity to be the next president of NAU and offer my sincere congratulations.”

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CCC&Y now on Instagram

| February 23, 2021
CCC&Y now on Instagram

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth can now be found on Instagram HERE

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Local Education Spotlight — Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

| February 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

The Library Journal has announced its star libraries for 2020, and yes, the Page Public Library is one of them.  

The Library Journal is pleased to announce the results of the 13th edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries based on selected per capita output measures.

The 2020 Index derives from data recently released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Page Public Library, or the PPL, plays a critical role in connecting community members to vital resources and programs, they are the heart of the Page community. They are accessible and safe spaces, providing access to huge resources of information and knowledge.

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Local Education Spotlight — County Superintendent of Schools to host 2021 Spelling BEE. See more local education news here

| February 9, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  County Superintendent of Schools to host 2021 Spelling BEE. See more local education news here

Cheryl Mango-Paget, County Superintendent of Schools, would like to announce six of Coconino County’s top-spellers will battle for spelling excellence by way of the new online testing platform.

This is the first year the County will use this new platform. The new online testing platform gives school spelling bee coordinators, teachers, and sponsors maximum flexibility in the administration of local spelling bee programs. As teachers deliver classroom instruction, manage remote learning, or provide a combination of the two, they can offer a traditional oral spelling bee or use the new online testing platform to administer a virtual spelling and/or vocabulary test.

The County BEE will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 through February 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Each participating school will provide access to the online testing platform for each of the six students participating.

The 2021 Coconino County Spelling BEE consists of home, public, charter, and private school-students from throughout the County who won their school or district Spelling Bee.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s ‘Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs’ free webinar now available

| February 9, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s ‘Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs’ free webinar now available

Imagine a community in which the effects of childhood trauma are clearly understood, the impact of inequitable experience is acknowledged, and people are aligned toward creating equitable access to assets and protective factors that support positive life outcomes. This hour-long free training explores the roadmap to creating change at the community and system level by using the findings of both leadership research and today’s thought leaders.

Trainer: Virginia Watahomigie, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

Attendees comments:

“Well done yet again; you have flung open my heart & now I can head into my change leadership work in the right alignment; heart & head” “Thank You… there was so much in this presentation.  I’m proud of CCC&Y…” “This training was truly amazing and can be used no matter your walk in life…I hope that everyone and anyone takes advantage of this presentation. It really can make a difference.”

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